Going Out Of Business Sale

What's Available?

Over 150 slabs of locally grown hardwoods will be available during this liquidation, species include:





Black Birch


Box Elder



Some Air dried Material will also be available outside at a discounted price 

Tools will be available at a later date but some tool highlights are:

  • 2 Industrial CNC's

  • 2 Table Saws

  • 24" Newmann Planer

  • Spray Booth

  • Air Compressors

  • Pallet Racking

  • Stroke Sander

  • Edge Sander

  • Shaper

  • 6" Jointer

  • Downdraft Table

  • Dust Collectors

  • Miter Saws

  • Router Table

  • and More!

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MPI Woodworking specializes in making unique furniture pieces from locally sourced hardwood and selling kiln-dried live edge slabs. 


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My name is Matt Plazek and I'm a 25-year-old Pittsburgh Woodworker. While attending the University of Pittsburgh for my freshman year I had to complete a final project for my technical theatre class. I ended up building a 5'x5' octagon pedestal poker table as a Christmas gift to my father. This project sparked my passion for fine woodworking. By the fall of 2016, I established MPI Woodworking, of course, named in honor of my dad's company JPI Industries. My shop space has been my father's 14,000 sq/ft building on the north side of Pittsburgh. I have spent the past 2 years reorganizing this vacant shop and filling it with all the logs I possibly can! Part of my business plan is to salvage urban and suburban logs around the Pittsburgh area as they are cut down. I then work with local sawyers to get each log milled or I even mill them myself. In addition, I spent one-year attending welding courses at CCAC and have received my 3G SMAW certification. I greatly appreciate the design of inter-mingling wood, metal, and other media to create one-of-a-kind works. Finally, I work full time for Steamfitters Local 449 Union as a welder and building tradesman



My Father is my mentor in Pittsburgh Woodworking and in life.


He passed in July 2022 and life has not been the same since.


Over the years he has owned and operated Solid Wood, Acorn Products, and JPI Industries. These companies created and supplied home goods to magazine companies like JCPenney, Lands End, and Hammacher Schlemmer. Unfortunately, in 2001 he was diagnosed with a rare Kidney Disease and had to close down his most recent company, JPI Industries. He then proceeded to undergo dialysis and 2 kidney transplants until January 2010 when his second kidney transplant was a success. I only really saw him on the weekends during these years but we were able to catch up on lost time.